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Appeals Court Allows Texas To Enforce Harsh Abortion Restrictions

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effecti...

Paige Lavender

Perry Cites Joan Rivers' Death In Defense Of Controversial Anti-Abortion Law | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

While speaking on HB2, a controversial law that would have required abortion facilities in Texas to meet hospital-level operating standards, Texas Gov...

Abortion Clinics Ask Federal Judge To Stop New Texas Law

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly three-quarters of Texas' abortion facilities would be forced to close by the end of this month if one of the nation's to...

Laura Bassett

2 More Texas Abortion Clinics Shut Down Because Of New Anti-Abortion Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Two abortion clinics on Thursday join the growing list of Texas providers shutting down because of restrictions passed by the state legislature last s...

Abortion Clinics Stay Open After Perry Blocked

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court weighed whether to grant an emergency motion Tuesday allowing some new Texas abor...

Ted Cruz Declares Anti-Abortion Law Constitutional After Court Rules It's Not

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he doesn't accept Monday's federal court declaration that part of a new Texas abortion law that required doctors performi...

Federal Court Mulls Delay Of Texas Abortion Bill

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a summer filibuster only managed to temporarily delay passage of tough new Texas abortion restricti...

Rick Perry's Wife Takes A Stand On Abortion

Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

Anita Perry, wife of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), declared Saturday that abortion "could be a women's right." When pressed on women's rights by Texa...

Laura Bassett

Texas Sued Over Abortion Law Wendy Davis Tried To Block | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Three major civil liberties and women's groups filed a lawsuit on Friday against the new Texas abortion law that state Sen. Wendy Davis famously delay...

Rick Perry Surrogate Dismisses Wendy Davis' Chances For Higher Office

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) is dismissing Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) as a serious contender for higher office. Delivering a speech to R...

Laura Bassett

Texas Bill Would Force Women To Take Adoption Class Before Abortion | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

A new bill being advanced in the Texas state Senate would require women to take a three-hour class on adoption before legally being allowed to have an...

Laura Bassett

Rick Perry Signs Controversial Abortion Bill Into Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Following weeks of heated protests at the state capitol, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed into law on Thursday a package of abortion restrictions that...

Pelosi Speaks Out On Texas Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke out on Texas' controversial abortion law, telling MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that measures like the o...

Perry Defends Contentious Abortion Law

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - Governor Rick Perry on Sunday defended a measure passed by the Texas legislature to ban most abortions after 20 week...

Perry: Abortion Bill Will Stand Up To Challenges

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WEST, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry says the abortion bill awaiting his signature to become Texas law is constitutional and will withstand court chall...

Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

The Texas Senate has passed a controversial bill that prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and will force all but five of the state's abort...

Does Rick Perry Want To Control Your Vagina?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.12.2013 | Comedy

Rick Perry has made it clear that he fancies himself quite the expert on what women should do with their vaginas, as he and his fellow Republican legi...

The Republican Strategy to Take Texas Backwards

Cristina Tzintzún | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Cristina Tzintzún

The Supreme Court decisions on voting and affirmative action at the University of Texas, the Senate's vote on immigration and the People's filibuster that killed a bill set to all but outlaw abortion in Texas, are all part of a strategy to take Texas and the nation backwards and keep power in the hands of a few.

Texas House Tentatively Passes Contentious Abortion Bill

Reuters | Corrie MacLaggan | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas, July 9 (Reuters) - The Texas House of Representatives approved sweeping abortion restrictions on Tuesday, including a ban on most abo...

Perry Ties Draw Scrutiny In Abortion Debate

Houston Chronicle | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

One of the controversial tenets of the abortion restriction bill would require all abortions to be performed in ambulatory surgical centers, which are...

Abortion Battle To Resume In Texas

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, July 8 (Reuters) - The political battle in Texas over proposed restrictions on abortion resumes on ...

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts: How Anti-Choice Rick Perry Is Bad for the Texas Economy

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Say I am a CEO of a company somewhere "back East," as they say down in Texas, and I saw Governor Rick Perry's ads praising the benefits of moving my employees and my company to unregulated, low tax Texas. Well, I would have to consider a thing or two, one being, would the majority of my employees actually want to move?

Perry Decries 'Mob Rule' After Davis Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Sunday that opponents of Texas' tough new anti-abortion measures are welcome to stage another filibuster in the state S...

Perry Slams 'Occupy Wall Street Tactics' Of Wendy Davis Supporters

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) criticized those who supported state Sen. Wendy Davis’ fight against a bill that threatened to close nearly all of the abo...

Traditional Media Ignored Wendy Davis' Filibuster

Kathy Gill | Posted 08.31.2013 | Media
Kathy Gill

Something intangible (magic?) happened in Texas over the course of the past week, and it reached far beyond the borders of the Lone Star State. Twitter did what media organizations would not to do, not what they could not do.